Updated November 2019
There is nothing more quintessentially winter than ice skating. It doesn’t matter how hot it is outside, you can wear your gloves, your scarf, and your toque, and pretend that you’re racing in the Olympics. Or if you prefer, hold hands with someone special, and skate around together. Since we don’t live in Alaska, the many lakes here aren’t going to freeze over any time soon, but here are some options for ice skating Orlando this winter.
Holiday Season Only Ice Skating in Orlando
Now Snowing is a month-long celebration of winter, running from November 30 until December 21 in Celebration, Florida, features snowfall every evening, as well as carolers, visits from Santa, and a train, as well as ice skating (synthetic ice rink). Public skating is everyday from 4-10PM for $10 per person.
Location: 701 Front Street, Celebration
Light Up UCF
One of the many attractions at Light Up UCF, come skate on Orlando’s largest outdoor rink while listening to music. Bonus points if you can do a spin on the ice. Ice skating is $12 per session for the general public, but cheaper for UCF students. In addition, there is a $75 unlimited skating pass available.
Location: 12777 Gemini Blvd N, Orlando
Oh What Fun! A Holiday Festival
Lake Nona is holding its second annual holiday festival for the whole family from November 29 to January 5. Lake Nona Town Center will transform into a winter wonderland with an outdoor rink (synthetic ice rink) surrounded by Christmas trees and twinkly lights. The festival will also feature live entertainment, holiday movies, a mailbox for letters to Santa and more.
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Year -Round Ice Skating in Orlando
The Ice Factory of Central Florida
The Ice Factory of Central Florida is a year-round skating facility is home to two rinks – a hockey-sized main rink and a smaller “studio rink” that allows for more public skating time. In addition, the Ice Factory has figure skating and ice hockey lessons and classes. Skating sessions are two-three hours long and admission is either $8 or $12, depending on when you go. Skate rental is $2 for standard skates or $5 for padded skates.
Location: 2221 Partin Settlement Road, Kissimmee
Phone: (407) 933-4259
RDV Ice Den
RDV Ice Den is a year-round skating rink has music to dance to while you glide along on the ice. There are several public skates each day, along with hockey and figure skating lessons (and open stick-and-puck time if you want to get some shooting practice in). Price to skate varies based upon when you go, but starts at $7.28 plus tax. Skate rental is $3.75 plus tax.
Location: 8701 Maitland Summit Blvd, Orlando
Do you plan on ice skating Orlando this holiday season?
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